Staff and Volunteers

Joan Ascheim webBODJoan Ascheim, NHPHA Executive Director, holds a Master’s Degree in nursing from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University and has practiced in public health for over 30 years. She served in a variety of public health leadership positions, including as the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Chief, Administrator for Family and Community Health Services, Chief for the Bureau of Policy and Performance Management, and Senior Deputy for the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services, and she is a former President of NHPHA. Most recently prior to her position at NHPHA, she served as the Performance Improvement Manager for the Connecticut Department of Public Health where she was instrumental in assisting the department to achieve national accreditation.

Email:  jascheim@nhpha.org
Phone: 603-228-2983


Emily Resized

Andrea Guzman is the Workforce Development Coordinator at NHPHA. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a BS in Health Science and is pursuing a MPH at the University of New Hampshire. She spent the past few years working at nonprofits that support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. At these organizations, Andrea did program planning for prevention education in high schools, colleges, and the community, as well as advocacy and counseling. Additionally, Andrea has experience in web design and legislative outreach. She is an avid reader, traveler, and yoga student and is excited to continue her public health career as the Workforce Development Coordinator.


Email: aguzman@nhpha.org
Phone:  603-228-2983


JessJess Barnett is the Program Assistant at NHPHA. Her career encompasses 15 years of copyediting, editing, and publishing experience in a variety of fields, including scientific, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and financial. She is also a self-taught artist and has been painting since 2004. She is a member and teaching artist at Artistic Roots, an artists' coop and gallery in Plymouth, NH. Additionally, she serves as a consultant as a copyeditor at DEPLOY/US, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization committed to pragmatic climate and energy solutions and sustainability. Jess graduated from Boston University in 2001 with a BA in Journalism.

Email: info@nhpha.org
Phone: 603-228-2983